Known as the ‘Gateway to Cornwall’, Saltash is a growing town with a rich history stretching back to the 12th century. It lies on the west bank of the River Tamar and is linked to Devon by the dominating Tamar Bridge (which sits adjacent to Brunel’s unique Royal Albert Bridge).
The buzzing community of Saltash enjoys a packed year-round events calendar, including the Saltash Regatta and Waterside Festival in mid-June. One of the most popular waterside events in south-east Cornwall, the two-day event comprises traditional gig rowing, fancy dress races, live bands and a vibrant, bustling street market complete with craft stalls.
The Saltash Music Festival is held in January within the Wesley Methodist Church on Fore Street, providing locals and visitors with the chance to witness captivating live performances from a cappella groups, mixed choirs and barbershop quartets.
Founded in 1930, the annual May Fair remains a popular event on Saltash’s calendar, promoting and celebrating local businesses, organisations and the community. Visitors can enjoy live music, parades, pony rides, dog shows, flyball demonstrations and much, much more.
Just outside of Saltash, in St Germans, lies the magnificent Port Eliot estate which holds a not-to-be-missed festival each summer. Celebrating all that’s wonderful from the world of art, music, comedy, fashion and more, the four-day Port Eliot Festival is a favourite among highly discerning festival goers.